He was a she!

The gentleman at the pet store assured me that the yellow canary I had just purchased was a male and as such would delight me with song.

A few weeks later I noticed some odd behaviour of him tearing up pieces of newspaper from the bottom of his cage and putting that paper into his seed bowl. This went on for a few days and then one morning there was a pretty little blue egg. Quite clearly he was not a he but a she!

By the end of that week we had four little motley coloured eggs of the prettiest blue hue.
great shot ;).
posted June 7th, 2010  
Can't believe those pet store workers!!
Beautiful colours and textures!
posted June 7th, 2010  
Beautiful shot - I hope they'll hatch!
posted June 7th, 2010  
What a suprise..suprise..suprise..suprise..! Pretty little eggs.
posted June 7th, 2010  
Oh that is super cool, I sure hope they hatch that would be just amazing and magical....keep us posted!
posted June 7th, 2010  
Such gorgeous little eggs. And oh no on being a girl. We inherited a Little Corella from my grandfather in the late '70s. We don't know how long my grandfather had him for, but Pal joined our family. 10 years later he laid an egg. Whoops, all those years we thought she was a he.
posted June 7th, 2010  
wow, what a surprise! nice shot.
posted June 7th, 2010  
Surprise! Hatching birdies can be fun--good luck
posted June 7th, 2010  
You had a good deal then.
posted June 7th, 2010  
Those are beautiful eggs! Do you think they will hatch?
posted June 7th, 2010  
great photo!
posted June 7th, 2010  
Pauline, I'll be following you to see if you get better on the Macros with the new lenses! :)
posted June 7th, 2010  
this is so cool, they look like robin eggs. What are you going to do with them if they hatch?
posted June 7th, 2010  
Oh I love this!!
posted June 7th, 2010  
Surprise! The eggs really are so pretty. Great shot!
posted June 8th, 2010  
What a great story and pretty picture!
posted June 8th, 2010  
this is an awesome shot!
posted June 8th, 2010  
Pretty surprise!
posted June 8th, 2010  
Great picture!! Keep us posted on the eggs and whether they hatch or not. .
posted June 8th, 2010  
Great lighting and close up of the eggs. We raise show chickens for 4-H so I'm always interested in birds and the eggs they lay. Great picture.
posted June 9th, 2010  
What a beautiful photo of the eggs! Do you think she'll care for them enough (under her circumstances) that they might hatch? I caught a male canary in our back yard (over 10 years ago) He's a singer, but not all year long.
posted June 10th, 2010  
They are beautiful.
posted June 13th, 2010  
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